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Re: my weekly rankings project



1978


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Jan 2: Goolagong with another big step toward the top10 after winning the Aussie Open again - 6 spots up to #12

Jan 16: 17yo Peanut Louie leaps 40 spots to #96 and is first time top100 after winning the San Carlos Futures

Jan 23: Yvonne Vermaak's QF in Houston let her move up to the top20 for the first time

Jan 30:
- Greer Stevens leaps 10 spots to #16 by reaching the SF in LA
- Marise Kruger, also SF in LA, leaps 8 spots to #20
- 15yo Pam Shriver winning the Columbus Futures as a qualifyer and earns her first top100 position, jumping 80 spots to #97





My rankings see a new №1 after a loooooong time: Martina Navratilova.
She had won Chicago while Evert didn't try to defend her old Seattle points.
Evert was №1 for 199 weeks in series - the longest span a player was on top so far, here or official.




Feb 20: 17yo Strachonova jumps 23 spots to #68 after winning the Montreal Futures





Evert's ongoing absence lets room for others in the top region:
Wade was #2 last week (last time there in April '75) and BJ King #2 this week (last time there in Jan '75)




March 13:
- Tracy Austin jumps from #25 to #14 by reaching the final at Dallas
- Renee Richards reaches a new career high of #21 by winning the Ft. Myers Futures
- two youngsters reaching the SF in Dallas: Pam Shriver leaps 39 spots to #50 while Anne Smith moves up 16 spots to #49

March 20: Goolagong top5 again by winning the title in Boston



April 17:
- new ranking highs for the semi-finalists at the Family Circle Cup: Austin #12 now and Joanne Russell up 6 spots to #18
- Jeanne Duvall jumps from #143 to #73 by reaching the QF after surviving the qualifying



May 22: 18yo Syliva Hanika enters the top100, leaps 50 spots to #77 by reaching the SF in Hamburg

May 29: young Brit Michele Tyler leaps 7 spots to #24 by her SF in Rome






after Roland Garros



>>> more of this week: 1978-06-05.pdf







before Wimbledon



>>> more of this week: 1978-06-26.pdf




after Wimbledon



>>> more of this week: 1978-07-03.pdf






July 31:
- Sylvia Hanika leaps 17 spots to #52 after reaching the final in Kitzbühel
- 16yo Hana Mandlikova enters the top100 (SF Kitzbühel)

Aug 14:
- Viviana Gonzalez jumps from #87 to #53 after reaching the final at the USCC Championships
- 18yo Dana Gilbert is the winner of the USCC Championships and jumps from #239 into the top100







after the US Open in Flushing Meadows



>>> more of this week: 1978-09-11.pdf





Sept 18: Stacy Margolin's title run in San Antonio is worth to jump 29 spots to #50



Oct 9:
- Goolagong moves up to #2 again, there she was ranked last time in Feb '77 - she profits from Evert and BJK losing good points
- Anne Smith moves up 14 spots to #40 by reaching the QF in Phoenix as a qualifyer
- Anna Maria Fernandez achieved the same and jumps from #149 to #85 - her 1st time top100

Oct 16:
- 16yo Barbara Potter reached the QF in Minneapolis as aqualifyer and jumps 22 spots to #53
- Evert barely regained the #2 spot by winning the title in Minneapolis

Oct 30: Tracy Austin, still 15yo, enters the top10 by winning Filderstadt

Nov 13:
- Anna Maria Fernandez jumps from #81 to #48 when reaching the final at the Florida Federal Open
- Renee Blount 1st time top100, leaps 37 spots to #79 after QF there



after the Colgate Series Championships:



Ruzici top5 !




Dec 11: Dianne Fromholtz 6 spots up to #13 after Sydney title







full season list




>>> more details




>>> older edition


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>>> experts/polls from thence


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the tournaments conclusion





the Aussie Open by end of '78 sets an inglorious record for lowest competition value of any Grand Slam so far: 6 % - includes only 1 current top20 player
(the former record holder was the Aussie in '61 with 7.6 %)



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first try of rankings with other systems:

( related to post121.html )



On January 23rd has ended a 190-week-series with Evert reigning at all 5 lists parallel (starting June 3rd, 1974).
Margaret Court's best series was 95 weeks.


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